Whodunit? Readers of all ages love a good mystery. Whether it’s the fun of figuring out who the culprit is as the story goes along, or seeing the bad guy get his just deserts, there are few things more satisfying than a good mystery. Luckily for children on all reading levels, the selection of mysteries from early readers on, is huge.
This month, ReaderKidZ welcomes best-selling author of Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type and Rescue Bunnies, Doreen Cronin, with the second book in her hilarious J.J. Tully mystery series, The Legend of Diamond Lil. Cronin’s trademark dry humor and zany sense of the absurd will delight middle grade readers in this newest caper. J.J., the search-and-rescue dog with attitude, is faced with a new problem: when the glamorous Diamond Lil moves in next door, more heads are turned than those of Moosh, the resident chicken, and her chicks. Who is this dame, and what’s her real story? Can J.J. take his head out of the clouds long enough to figure it out?
Next week, be sure to return to ReaderKidZ for “Doreen’s Story” and her “Letter to Young Readers.”